Behind... on things.... Ack. My job decided to suddenly get busy as hell. So I get home pretty tired. Bleh.
Yesterday was good. Link got me some cake, some pony toys and a batman shirt. :D
I spent a good part of the day thinking of my parents. Mostly because I went to have tea with some artist friends who spent a lot of time saying bad things about their own. In some cases, justified bad things. It seems a lot of people around me either have bad parents, or a bad relationship with their parents. Which is kinda sad. I'm pretty happy generally with my parents, who are currently roaming the united States (and sleeping in "Jabberwocky" themed hotels. No. Really). My parents are comic book fans and have always supported me in art. They were kinda strict when I was a kid, but I was also spoiled, so really, I have no reason to complain. A few people seem to think my parents were overly strict to me (for instance, I wasn't allowed to play with others on weekdays because I had to do my homework) but in all honesty, I think that made me a very self-disciplined person. In general, I like the results of my upbringing, so I don't really have "horror stories" like many of the folks I know. My parents are even still happily married. No divorces or anything. I was a lucky kid in a lot of ways. They paid for painting classes and comics. I seem to have learned more about comics then painting though *laughs* Oh well. They overly worry, and the overly smother, and I totally have my father rotten temper, but all in all, compared to many others that were beaten and shunned and even just ignored by their parents, i'm a lucky kid. I feel really sad when I hear stories about bad parents, or stories about estranged families. It always seems like a piece of those people are missing I guess. Yesterday, I was overly analytical about a person's parental figures. I sorta regret that a bit. But at the same time, I don't feel you should cradle people who let bad parenting affect their character as adults and flaunt it as an excuse. Thankfully, this person doesn't do it quite as much as before. Improvement.
Basically - bad parenting sucks. It takes a long time to get over it. But I can't admire a person that just doesn't try to get over it. and I know several of those. Heck, a guy I know outright used the .I cheat because my father did" defense. Uncool.
On another subject.... FRIENDS!!
The brilliant piratecore
has create an epic Tardis-themed shirt. If she gets enough votes, said shirt will be sold on Threadless. Wanna own a Tardis shirt? Vote. VOTE. VOTE!
The humble but unfortunately ill amiraelizabeth
is taking commissions to be able to pay bills and such. She does amazing Avatar - The Last Airbender stuff, so if you feel like lending a hand and getting spazzy art out of the deal, click here
In other news. I am very frustrated. WHY? Because there's some truly amazing things happening around me at the moment and I. CAN'T. TALK. ABOUT. THEM. YET!! But soon, hopefully. Soon. Still no word from the Canadian Council of the arts to see if i'll get the grant allowing me to go to France next month. It's getting close. At least I got my passport.
Also - DUN DUN DUN. Colored namesake art. Booyah.
Emma always looks pissed off or worried.